Hola, this is an ongoing project targets at enable the support of HiDPI for display with a high resolution under macOS. AFAIK, there is various way to patch/force the HiDPI mode, however, I want to create a more precise and clean way to patch the system. That's why I start to build this project.
I know there's still long way to go, but this time, I want to share this patch ASAP. All the suggestions are welcome. I just added a new function which can add as much as HiDPI resolutions you want at the same time. Wish you will enjoy it!
Download the latest enable-HiDPI.sh by entering the following command in a terminal window:
curl -o ~/enable-HiDPI.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/syscl/Enable-HiDPI-OSX/master/enable-HiDPI.sh
Download the latest restore program just in case the
enable-HiDPI stall the system
curl -o ~/restore https://raw.githubusercontent.com/syscl/Enable-HiDPI-OSX/master/restore
This will download enable-HiDPI.sh and restore.sh to your home directory (~) and the next step is to change the permissions of the file (add +x) so that it can be run.
chmod +x ~/enable-HiDPI.sh chmod +x ~/restore
Run the script in a terminal window by:
Once you finish injecting the HiDPI values, reboot your OS X and use Retina Display Menu (RDM) to choose the resolution you want.
single mode in macOS, enter the following
/sbin/fsck -fy / /sbin/mount -uw /
This will make your root filesystem avaiable to read and write, we then go to the home directory of your unix user name, suppose my user name is
syscl, then I should type in
cd /User/syscl ./restore
Choose the restore point you want it to restore, then type in reboot to restore back to original
HiDPIinject issue on
You can use the enable-HiDPI.sh directly to fully enable HiDPI on your OS X.
Note: This is the first version of enable-HiDPI, I just tested it on 10.11.3, more function will be added late. If you find bugs please let me know through the "Issuses" tab.